Will Lula be arrested or Not

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Brazilian former president , Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was found guilty of corruption and money laundering  yesterday and sentenced to about nine and a half years in prison,  Lula was  a politician who has wielded enormous influence across Latin America for decades.

The case against  the Ex Presidendent lider of the labour party of the country (PT),stemmed from charges that he and his wife illegally received about around one  million   in improvements and expenses from a construction company for a beach front apartment next to São paulo. Lula was the man  who raised Brazil’s profile on the world stage as president from 2003 to 2010.

 Prosecutors said, Lula  was able to obtain lucrative contracts from Petrobras, the state-controlled oil giant.

His conviction tarnishes the legacy of one of Brazil’s most commanding political figures, a charismatic leader who grew up poor, challenged the military dictatorship and nurtured global ambitions for his nation, helping to land the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Lula made a lot of differences in the Country ,he is admired by many people  but   has a strong oposition among the high society and rich. these  charges on him  seems unfair for many citizens of Brazil,  as there many politicians acused of worse and deep envolvelment in cases of corruption and  are not charged guilty or gone to jail.

Finally Lula  is not going to jail straight away and is going for another judgment as the brazilian laws works .


Fabiana Ceyhan

Jornalista por formação, Professora de Inglês (TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreigner Language). Estudou Media Studies na Goldsmiths University Of London e tem vasta experiência como Jornalista da área internacional, tradutora e professora de Inglês. Poliglota, já acompanhou a visita de vários presidentes estrangeiros ao Brasil. Morou e trabalhou 15 anos fora do país.